Social Security as a Civil Right

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Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. argued that the isolation experienced by people of color living “on a lonely island of poverty” is unjust in a nation blessed with a “vast ocean of material prosperity.” Fifty years later, the racial wealth gap is just as stark and immoral, with families of color possessing only […]

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Selling Out America’s Youth: An Open Letter to Alan Simpson

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Dear former Senator Alan Simpson, I’ve seen you on television chatting up your debt reduction proposal with Jon Stewart of the Daily Show, Savannah Guthrie of the Today Show and Bob Schieffer of Face the Nation. And while you come across as a likable guy, your claim to be working on behalf of the next […]

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Eventcast: Dr. Wilhelmina Leigh on Modernizing Social Security for Communities of Color

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Dr. Wilhelmina Leigh, Senior Research Associate at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, on social security reform and how it impact communities of color at a Capitol Hill briefing titled “What’s at Stake? Proposed Deficit Reduction Measures Affecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and the Impact on Communities of Color”.

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Eventcast: Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio on the Importance of Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security for Communities of Color

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Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio, Director of Health Equity at FamiliesUSA, on the importance of Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security for communities of color at a Capitol Hill briefing titled “What’s at Stake? Proposed Deficit Reduction Measures Affecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and the Impact on Communities of Color”.

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Eventcast: Max Richtman of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation Speaks on Capitol Hill

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Max Richtman of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation speaks about the need to modernize social security for the future at the Capitol Hill briefing titled “What’s at Stake? Proposed Deficit Reduction Measures Affecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and the Impact on Communities of Color”.

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Pivot Point: The Propaganda About Social Security Reform

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Maya Rockeymore interviews former congresswoman Barbara Kennelly about the prevalence of misinformation about the future of the Social Security program.  Topics include why Social Insurance strengthens the economy and who is disseminating the current propaganda about Social Security reform.

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